These bars represent the epitome of over 60 years of barbell training experience.
The Elite bars and Training bars can be compared with the likes of Werksan and Eleiko in their ability to whip or oscillate and to maintain straightness over time.
These are intended for use by serious weightlifters.
Here's what York has to say:
PRECISION NEEDLE-BEARING BARS
York “Elite” Competition Bars are made from the highest grade steel with an exclusive finish. Competition and Training Bars are made from elevated temperature drawn high tensile steel for maximum strength and flexibility. Bar sleeves are machine finished with needle bearings for reduced friction. Bars are calibrated to be accurate to within +00.1% and –0.05%. Sleeves are machine finished to a precise 1.975 inch diameter accommodating for any 2” diameter Olympic plate.
YORK OLYMPIC TRAINING BARS
York Olympic “Training” bars are made with an exclusive finish from elavated temperature drawn tensile steel for maximum strength & flexibility. Sintered-ferous bushings, impregnated with oil, facilitate free and constant rotation of the bar without allowing counter-rotation of the weights. Sleeves are machine-finished to a precise 1.975 inch diameter. Designed for Olympic-style movements.
YORK POWER BAR
The YORK® “Elite” Power Bar has a minimum tensile strength of 190,000 PSI after heat treating. Only North American steel is used in the making of this bar. The YORK® Power Bar is less flexible, more rigid, and excellent for use when performing static, highly controlled, slow movements such as the squat, chest press, and dead lift. It is also an excellent bar for Olympic lift training. The sleeve is secured on the bar using a bar end nut and spring pin. Sleeves are machined to a precise 1.975” diameter to accommodate 2” Olympic Plates.